Dale Bowen

Well-known member
Apr 1, 2020
A week into a role leading Baltimore’s new digital services team, Shelby Switzer is already setting sights on shifting mindsets around technology’s role in the city.
“I think the status quo for a lot of cities, including Baltimore, is looking at technology as something that you buy in a similar way that you might buy a building, or you might buy a car, or you might buy pencils for the office,” Switzer said.
Mayor Brandon Scott announced the digital services team’s creation last September, tapping $2.1 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan to invest in access to services and benefits. The team will be overseen by Baltimore’s chief data officer, Justin Elszasz. Until Switzer’s hiring, he ran the city’s data operations as a one-man show, but told StateScoop that Switzer is the “ideal candidate” for the job.
Read More: https://statescoop.com/shelby-switzer-baltimore-digital-services-director-shift-mindsets/